This certificate for Direct Care Workers provides an overview of issues in aging and the main issues direct care workers face.
The certificate is designed to enhance clinical skills of direct care providers in long term care facilities, including front line workers, receptionists, and recreation facilitators. It also provides an avenue for healthcare providers to move into supervisory positions and/or to further their education towards advanced degrees.
Grades of C or higher must be earned in each certificate course.
HLT 102 Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease3 credits
HLT 103 Hospice & Palliative Care3 credits
HLT 105 Issues in Aging3 credits
HLT 108 Chronic Conditions3 credits
Outcomes & Pathways
Students who complete a certificate for Direct Care Workers should be able to:
- Define gerontology, geriatrics, aging, ageism, and the person-environment approach.
- Describe the major goals of hospice care, the members of the hospice team, and the roles of the nursing assistant or direct caregiver.
- Identify the anatomy and physiology of the brain.
- Describe the normal aging process and identify physiologic changes
Question: How do I redeem my qualified credential(s) for undergraduate and/or graduate college credit with Charter Oak?
Answer: Tell us which credentials/certifications you’ve earned when you apply along with your member ID. We’ll do the rest. View the full list of evaluated professional credentials for credit.
- Certified Coding Associate (CCA) up to 20
- Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) up to 23
- Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP) up to 19
- Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC) up to 17
- Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) up to 10
- Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) up to 4
- Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring (CNIM) up to 35
- Certified Outpatient Coder (COC) up to 23
- Certified Professional Biller (CPB) up to 9
- Certified Professional Coder (CPC) up to 18
- Certified Professional Compliance Officer (CPCO) up to 23
- Health Information and Management Systems, Certified Professional (CPHIMS) up to 9
- Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA) up to 25
- Certified Phlebotomy Technologist (CPT) up to 4
- Risk Adjustment Coder (CRC) up to 23
- Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) up to 29
- Emergency Medical Services Responder (EMR) up to 2
- Emergency Medical Services Technician (EMT) up to 4
- Emergency Medical Services Technician, Advanced (EMT-A) up to 6
- Health Services Executive (HSE)* up to 19
- Nurse, Licensed Practical (LPN) up to 16
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging technician (MRIT) up to 16
- Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT) up to 3
- Registered Electroencephalographic Technologist (RET) up to 19
- Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) up to 48
- Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) up to 37
- Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) up to 24
- Nurse, Registered (RN) up to 64
- Radiologic Technologist (RT) up to 33
- Paramedic up to 12
*Approved for Graduate level.
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